West

086_WEST_LOGO_REVThe West region is a hub for members across all sectors of engineering and who are based in Galway, Mayo or Roscommon. It represents many sectors of the industry, including third level education, local authorities, central government, contractors, companies, researchers and many more. The region provides CPD and social networking events for engineers of all grades and disciplines.

The Gaeltacht region of Galway and Mayo is also included in the West region and welcomes participation "as Gaeilge" with an annual  Leacht as Gaeilge.

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Remembering Tom Kenny: 'A gentleman engineer'

May 2022 marks a year since the passing of Tom Kenny, civil engineer and construction manager, whose work helped shape the landscape of Ireland’s northwest. 

To GAA heaven or to Connacht: How the world's largest sports air dome was built

Tobin Consulting Engineers has recently delivered the world’s largest sports air dome for Connacht GAA in Bekan, Co Mayo, and Chartered Engineer Brendan Heaney tells the story of how the smart air dome was built. 

Why CPD matters to me: Trevor McSharry, head of Department of Civil Engineering and Construction, IT Sligo

Head of the Department of Civil Engineering and Construction at IT Sligo, Trevor McSharry would have as his CPD motto, ‘The only constant is change and CPD and lifelong learning is a key enabler to change for everybody.’

'Essence of NUI Galway': Prof Padraic O’Donoghue retires after 24 years as civil engineering chair

Prof Padraic O’Donoghue has been professor of civil engineering at NUI Galway since 1997, after previously having worked in University College Dublin as a lecturer in civil engineering for seven years. 

Irish-led consortium to capture tidal energy using a turbine made from recycled carbon fibre

As the world transitions to a clean, sustainable way of living, tidal energy has emerged as a reliable, predictable form of renewable energy that can be used to power our communities and industry, write Dr William Finnegan, Dr Thomas Flanagan, Patrick Cronin and Professor Jamie Goggins.

ENERGE: Cutting carbon emissions in the education sector

Climate change is an increasingly complex issue in modern society. To tackle this problem, European Union building energy directives and climate actions have established the need for long-term solutions regarding resource efficiency and greenhouse gas emission reduction. However, there is still a long way to go, write Raquel de Castro Rodrigues Lima, Edelle Doherty, Dmitry Brychkov, Gary Goggins, Louise Hannon, Marcus Keane, and Eoghan Clifford.

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